In Los Angeles, you can surf in the morning and then head inland to Big Bear to go skiing in the afternoon. Here’s our guide to making the most of your trip to L.A.
First Fridays | Courtesy of Mel Blanchard
L.A.’s best food trucks gather here on the first Friday of every month. The trucks start serving food at around 6PM and stay until midnight or so. The earlier you get there, the better. At night it’s often fun to eat your fill and then go to one of the nearby bars, such as the Brig. If you’ve already tried Kogi’s famous short-rib tacos, stand in line again for one of their rich blackjack quesadillas. Maybe the Grilled Cheese truck will strike your fancy, or alternatively you can try the Lobsta truck. No matter your preferences, there will be a truck (or ten) to suit your mood. Businesses tend to stay open late on Abbot Kinney as well, with every shop offering up something different. If you don’t mind a bit of a walk, head over to the Venice Canals, just over a half-mile away.
Head over to the Natural History Museum for a night of discussions (the theme for 2015 is “do-it-yourself-science”), live music, and DJs including KCRW DJ Raul Campos. The museum stays open late and offers guided after-hours tours to guests. Purchase tickets ahead of time, as access to the concert in the 500-seat North American Mammal Hall is based on a first-come, first-served policy.